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years ago that the national security agency was tapping chancellor angela merkel's mobile phone. that contradicts reports he told her he was unaware. nhk world's noriko okada has more. >> reporter: the german newspaper is the latest media source to publish details of how the u.s. spied on german chancellor angela merkel. it spoke to a u.s. intelligence worker involved in the operation. it says that person revealed the head of the national security agency informed the president obama in person about the surveillance in 2010. the paper quoted the source as saying obama did not stop the operation. nearly a week ago, german government officials said u.s. intelligence agency may have monitored merkel's mobile phone. she called the president to demand an explanation. >> translator: i told him that tapping is a clear violation of law. >> reporter: president obama has been denying he knew about the operation. his press secretary is appealing for calm. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring, and will not monitor the communications of the chancell
for the national security agency's alleged eavesdropping on german chancellor angela merkel. the "washington post" says that the nsa has also broken into major communications links used by google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. "the post" reported the infiltration on wednesday based on documents obtained by former nsa contractor edward snowden. the reports say by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect at will data from hundreds of millions of users' accounts, this would include emails sent and received, as well as content such as texts, audio and video. the "post" says during the 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from the firm's private fiber network. the nsa chief general keith alexander has denied the allegations. he said the report is incorrect and that his organization obtains court orders before collecting necessary information. google and yahoo! user accounts through a court-approv
security agency over allegations that despite an european allies and illegally monitored u.s. citizens. diedast 42 people have after their bus caught fire and exploded in southern india. local police say 49 passengers were traveling in the luxury coach which was going overnight from bangalore. we have the latest from delhi. >> it was traveling from bangalore overnight. the accident took place very early in the morning, around 5:00 local time. the driver said he was trying to overtake another vehicle on the highway when his bus hit a divider on the highway after which it burst into flames. you can see in the pictures, the intensity of the flames. is one of the staff members and five other passengers were lucky to escape. they broke a window and got outside. it was set for the rest of the passengers many of whom were asleep at the time and were unable to get out. they were trapped in those flames and they died as a result. there were children among them as well. planes are now popular and trains have been popular but what about the scale of bus travel? bus travel has always been fairly
national security. >> reporter: the head of the national security agency will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. later this week, german officials will meet here at the white house with top presidential advisors to seek written guarantees that u.s. surveillance of their government and its leaders is over for good. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. criticism this month of the affordable care act has focused largely on the trouble with that people are having signing up for insurance online. but the problems with the law that the president himself calls obamacare go far beyond the government website. and dean reynolds has been digging into this. >> reporter: the calls insurance broker rich fawn is getting these days are coming from both his business and individual customers. >> nobody fully has a complete 100% understanding of the affordable care act. >> reporter: nobody knows how many people will participate, he says, so insurance companies are offering higher premiums than many anticipated until things settle downs do annoyance of his customers. >> because the a
of protests over surveillance by the u.s. national security agency. spain joins france, germany, brazil and mexico. last week, we told you that the german head of government, angela merkel, called president obama to tell him to stop listening to her cell phone. late today, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, said she is "totally opposed to spying on allies." well, no eavesdropping was required for u.s. officials to get an earful from european representatives in washington today. here's state department correspondent margaret brennan. >> reporter: members of the european parliament arrived for a closed-door meeting with house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers this morning. but the explanation they got did not satisfy germany's elmar brok who said the wiretapping of angela merkel's phone was a criminal act. >> if we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, it's difficult to talk to such an ally in an open way anymore and i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends
intelligence collection programs. feinstein released a statement saying the national security agency didn't keep her committee properly informed of certain surveillance activities. the committee is responsible for overseeing the work and budget of the intelligence community. she says that oversight needs to be strengthened and increased. feinstein went on to say it's a big problem that president barack obama was not aware agents were monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's communications since 2002. she said she's opposed on gathering intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies. they face questions after questions regarding the nsa's work. they say the u.s. does not and will not monitor merkel's communications, and they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> we're acknowledging the tension this has caused. we understand this has caused concern in countries that are -- that represent some of our closest relationships internationally. and we're working to allay those concerns and to discuss these issues. >> carney said last summer president obama ordered
. >>> the united states faces growing criticism national security agency's targeted spying. however an alliance was formed after world war two that excluded five countries. it was called five eyes which includes britain, australia, new zealand and canada. 9 officials said other allies including japan and germany have been subject to u.s. surveillance programs. the source added that u.s. surveillance gathering facilities are located at the country's military bases and embassies around the world. "the washington post" said the nsa collected information from the google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. is they posted that the infiltration was on wednesday by edward snowden. and by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect data from hundreds of millions of user accounts, this would include e-mails sent and received as well as text, audio and video. the post says that during a 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to
national security agency contractor edward snowden is prepared to reveal what he knows. german media say opposition lawmaker traveled to moscow to meet with snowden. he says snowden told him that he's ready to speak to german prosecutors and members of parliament. they are looking into allegations american agents tapped the cell phone of chancellor angela merkel. strobel says snowden made it clear he knows a lot. snowden has revealed details of several top u.s. surveillance programs. u.s. leaders are demanding the russian officials return him to the u.s. so he can face charges of espionage and theft of government property. >>> germany has criticized the apparent spying operation against merkel. now u.s. secretary of state john kerry admitted some of the spying activities were inappropriate, but stopping short of clarifying the details. kerry spoke to a conference in london via video link on thursday. >> some of these actions have reached too far, and we are going to make sure that does not happen in the future. >> but he defended u.s. intelligence gathering, saying it has stopped numerou
of the national security agency surveillance program leads to five. kenny however defended the need for increased surveillance state is an effective counter terrorism tool. and he also assured that the fact an act which have avoided close allies like germany would be repeated in the future really an f eighteen jet on key setting standards that the controversial program of spying on foreign leaders came in response to requests from policymakers. i use it will be using this process and yes is a star in a row you are. his charm and a few needles our view. in order to own a house to use those intelligence needs say things like our european financial crisis. we're scoring what's happening now. these kinds of things result in collection activities. when somebody said we wanna know leadership intentions. i'm trying to think what do you view with one no leadership intentions these are the issues so i don't think that's part of the current policy discussions say ok from where i stand. the question so do you need all their data. so i would turn it around and say i actually think there's a better way to do
of the national security agency. the problem that japan has is that it is currently illegal to spy or use crop on internet traffic. it is simply against their constitution. i am pretty sure the japanese government would like to cooperate more closely with the united states on these sorts of things as they have their own problems with china, but at the moment it is legally impossible. >> that is the view in tokyo, what about the allegations in spain, 60 million calls monitored in one month alone. tom, what is the root of the source of these claims? >> the information came out from the journalist glenn greenwald, responsible for linking the story about edward snowden, information that was published in him window this morning -- in undo" newspaper this morning. interesting that the monitoring activity according to these peaked on the 11th of december and that there was a lull in the activity around christmas. coming on the day that the spanish and u.s. ambassador was summoned by the french government. he met this morning with a minister in the foreign ministry and the spanish capital. no reaction
newspaper says the national security agency tracked millions of phone calls. reporters for el mundo said they logged 60 million calls last december and january. they say the agents tracked the numbers of calls and where they took place. they say the agency did not store the content of the calls. the reporters cited classified documents provided by former nsa contractor edward snowden. spanish government officials summoned the u.s. ambassador for an explanation. spanish law prohibits the collecting of such information without permission. >>> german media are reporting that agents also bugged chancellor angela merkel's phone. u.s. officials have not denied the allegation but say no such surveillance is taking place now. they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> i noted the other day a readout from a phone call the president had with chancellor merkel made clear that we do not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> carney said last summer president barack obama ordered a comprehensive review of how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he sa
and the national security agency pushed back. >> one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 is that this is the fundamental giveen in the intelligence. >> woodruff: that fundamental according to director of national intelligence james clapper, is learning the intentions of foreign leaders, even if it means spying on allies. what's more, he told today's house hearing it's a two-way street. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> there have been disclosures in recent days that the national security agency eavesdroped on german chancellor angela merkel. the n.s.a.'s director, army general keith al sander the, defended the general practice of surveillance in the u.s. and abroad to prevent terrorist attacks. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck! they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continue to try. it is the great me
or democrat. people are more dependent now. >>> a new report says the national security agency is monitoring e-mails and other information on google and yahoo. the "washington post" says the agency tapped into cables around the world. that is according to secret documents from nsa leaker edward snowden. the nsa is rejecting allegations that it spied on the vatican. officials say the story from an italian magazine are not true. >>> the boston red sox are world champions once again. they beat the st. louis cardinals last night 6-1. it is boston's world series win. mark strassmann is inside fenway park. >> good morning, charlie. what a night here in fenway park as inning by inning pitch by pitch the crowd in here stood up and got louder waiting for the magical moment. >> the red sox are world champions! >> bedlam boston the final pitch with koji uehara thousands of fans poured into the streets to celebrate the historic championship. it is the first time in 95 years the red sox have won the world series in fenway park. david ortiz was the series mvp. >> thi
alleged national security agency eavesdropping. a spanish newspaper has published a document that shows the n.s.a. tapped into more than 60 million phone calls in spain in a month a week after similar reports of united states spying in france and germany. officials say the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns. the white house cut off monitoring programs after learning of them including the one tracking german chancellor merkel. >> homeless advocates will stage a sleep in, in the mission district protesting the proposal to close the city parks at night. currently, san francisco's $220 parks are open all night but he is pushing a measure 20 close the parks between midnight and 5:00, the only way to prevent an estimated $1 million a year loss from vandalism and illegal dumping. opponents say it will criminalize homelessness. >> it has been breezy. with have this each fall. right when the leaves are peaking. there could be newspapers or trash blowing around in your log, that is the kind of night it was. still tracking the isolate
's word that the national security agency is routinely intercepting e-mail traffic between yahoo and google data centers. "the washington post" reported today it's being done jointly with british intelligence, and involves millions of records every day. the n.s.a. director-- army general keith alexander-- challenged the report, which surfaced from more material leaked by edward snowden. alexander said to his knowledge, the agency has not tapped the company's servers. two top german officials were in washington today, pursuing reports that the n.s.a. monitored chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. and in madrid, spanish prime minister mariano rajoy went before his parliament to address allegations that spain, too, was a target of u.s. surveillance. >> ( translated ): the key is to clarify what happened and generate confidence because without that, it is very difficult to work for the rights, liberties and security of our citizens. i hope we will get this. we have already requested the appearance of the head of spain's intelligence services and he will appear in this chamber as soo
phone calls by millions of europeans. the national security agency director alexander testified yesterday on capitol hill that european spy agencies shared those records with the u.s. >> to be perfectly clear this is not information we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> at another hearing, national sbel intelligence directors was asked about monitoring allies. he said american friends spy on the united states. >> some of this reminds me of the classic movie casablanca. there's gambling going on here. it's the same thing. >>> john miller is here. >> good morning. clapper used the same one i used monday. either we think a like or he's a viewer. >> which is it? >> in the name of full discloe disclosure disclosure, he was my old boss before this job. >> let's get to the point. we do it to them; they do it to us. is there something special aboutnyabout germany and chancellor merkel that makes them want to pay more attention to her? >>
. >>anny: the head of the senate intelligence committee is defending the national security agency. democratic senator dianne feinstein said that the nsa operates under the direction of other departments. the agency has recently faced global criticism and claims it's like on foreign allies. >>: i believe the nsa is filled with good patriotic people who want to do the right thing. they follow the orders they are given. the administration controls intelligence. the national intelligence from markets put together by the administration. our priorities are right. as i understand it, these are the priorities. one, terrorism. two, support of our military abroad. 3, nuclear counter proliferation. for, our target in now, cyber. and those are the main areas. so essentially the nsa is told to do certain things and it doesn't. >>anny: claims of u.s. spying on allied leaders and citizens have sparked calls for the west to roll back its surveillance programs. president obama has ordered a review of those programs. >>james: no surprise here. a new poll finds over americans are against most propos
eric schmidt slamming the national security agency over its alleged spying activity. the tech honcho calling the alleged snooping of google's data centers as outrageous and potentially illegal if proven. "wall street journal" reporting that schmidt has filed complaints with the nsa, members of congress and the president. the nsa, meanwhile, maintains it conducts all of its activities in acor corps dance with the law insisting, quote: dennis: which is really grandstanding fr agency in so much hot water these days. cheryl: people over the weekend talking about the creation of the nsa and how this was never supposed to be -- dennis: spying on our allies and our allies spy on us, but i think that kind of finger wagging from an agency that's this controversial right now is especially confident. cheryl: i agree. long thought of as risky, adjustable rate mortgages, those things may be a huge help to homeowners. deb tennessee thank you, fed, for that. and help for veterans, high-tech training and a guaranteed job with a he hefty salary. details coming up. meantime, here's how the world's cur
the white house has. norah and charlie? >> major, thank you. the national security agency director general alexander said europeans actually shared those phone records with the u.s. >> to be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> at another hearing clapper was asked about allies. he said they monitored allies for decades and he said america's friends spy on the united states. >> some of this reminds me of a lot of the movie of "cass a playablanca "casablanca." my god, there's gambling going on here? that's the same thing. >> that's a pretty good line. >> either we think alike or he's a viewer. >> which is it? >> in the name of full disclosure, he was my old boss before this job. >> you think alike. they do it to them they do it to us. >> if you sit on the president's briefing every day, the hot button items are terrorism, nuclear prolive nation a lot about the situation in syria. germa
intelligence agencies to protect the very sources and methods they need to ensure our national security. of it not resolved completely in the late 'out. it was not resolved by the patriot act. i don't think fundamentally that part will be resolved. it's a very difficult issue. and fortunately for us, terrorist organizations and organized crime organizations throughout the world have not formed the allegiance that we thought they might. thankfully. and in term of cyber crimes, some of the groupser. traiting cyber crime they haven't the leader, the gangsters are old fashioned and autocratic, some cases just plain stupid when it comes to the potential use of the global financial market. stock market and other means other than violence. so that's the interesting thing about them. as long as they are stuck in the world of trying to resolve to the knuckle dragging, racketeering meths that are -- methods tried and true for the last 75 years in organized crime, that's a benefit for us. as we used to say -- as i used to say when john goty and kevin get together, lookout. in other words a leading
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